New York DMV Practice Tests
Use the following NY (New York) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics (13 topics available), do a DMV permit test simulation (20 randomly selected multiple choice questions), and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for New York.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to NY.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE NY permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your NY License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in New York?
In New York State, you must be at least 16 years of age or older in order to apply for a driver’s permit. If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent or legal guardian sign the consent section of your driver’s license application (form MV-44).
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in New York?
When applying for a driver’s license, make sure you have the following documents:
- Form MV-44 (Driver’s License Application)
- Your social security card
- Application Fee
- Form MV-619 signed by an eye care professional if you choose not to take the vision test at the DMV
- Documents that prove your age and identity
Please note that documents must total 6 points. The following is a list of documents that you can use as well as their point value. *All documents must be original and at least one of them must show your date of birth.
|FORMS OF ID||Point Value||Serve as Proof of Date of Birth|
|If under 21: Form MV-45 signed by parent or legal guardian||4||NO|
|NY State Photo Driver license / Learner Permit / Non-Driver ID Card (must be current or not expired for more than 2yrs)||6||NO|
|US Passport / Passport Card||4||YES|
|US Military Photo ID Card (issued to active, reserve or retired personnel only)||3||YES|
|Certificate of Citizenship||3||YES|
|Certificate of Naturalization||3||YES|
|Welfare / Medicaid / NY State Card with PHOTO||3||NO|
|Welfare / Medicaid / NY State Card without PHOTO||2||NO|
|Employment Authorization Card With photo must be issued by INS/DHS||3||YES|
|For those Represented by Government or Government Approved Facilities: See Form MV-45A Statement of Identity||4||NO|
|For Disenfranchised or homeless youth: See Form MV-45B Statement of Identity||4||NO|
|Permanent Resident Card I-551||3||YES|
|Refugee Travel Document||3||YES|
|Foreign Passport with valid I-551 stamp or with statement on VISA written in ENGLISH or translated by an embassy||3||YES|
|NY State License Interim Permit without photo||2||NO|
|NY or NYC Pistol permit||2||NO|
|NYS Professional license||2||NO|
|NYS vehicle or boat Registration Document||2||NO|
|NY Certificate of Title||2||NO|
|Foreign passport with a VISA and a valid|
I-94 issued by INS/DHS written in ENGLISH or translated by an embassy
If your I-94 status code has:
F1 (Student) or F2 (spouse or child of a student), you must show the original stamped IN/DHS form I-20 with any other I-20 “notice of approval” (if appropriate). To be acceptable the student’s school must be in NYS
J1 (exchange visitor) or J2 (spouse or child of an exchange visitor) you must show the original stamped INS/DHS form DS-2019 with any other IAP-66 and “notice of approval” (if appropriate)
A1, A2, G1 or G3: Contact the Department of State for a driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver ID card
G-4: Apply for DMV services only at DMV’S Herald Square Office
I: Bring a letter from the foreign press center to the DMV’s Herald Square Office
Refugees and asylees must submit paperwork to the Supervisor for approval
|St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Photo ID Card||2||NO|
|Canadian Birth Certificate with St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Photo ID Card||2||YES|
|US Military Dependent ID Card||2||NO|
|US College ID Card with Photo and Transcript||2||NO|
|US High School ID card with Report Card||2||NO|
|US Marriage or divorce record or court issued name change decree||2||NO|
|US Computer Printed Pay Stub (must have your name on it)||1||NO|
|US Employee ID Card||1||NO|
|US HighSchool Diploma or GED certificate||1||NO|
|US Supermarket Check Cashing Card with your pre-printed name and signature on it||1||NO|
|US Union Card||1||NO|
|US health Insurance card/Prescription Card||1||NO|
|US Life insurance policy (active 2 yrs)||1||NO|
|US Utility Bill including name and address||1||NO|
|Veterans universal Access Photo ID Card||1||NO|
|W-2 Form must have social security number on it||1||NO|
|Only 1 of the following items if issued by the same financial institution:US Bank Statement US Cancelled Check with your printed name on it US Cash Card (ATM) must have your pre-printed name and signature Valid major US Credit Card||1||NO|
|Photo Driver License issued from another US State, jurisdiction or possession or Canadian providence or territory. (Must be current or not expired longer than a year)||2||NO|
|US or US Territory Birth Certificate showing first and last name issued by a Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, or US State Department||0||YES|
|US DOS Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240, DS-1350, F-545)||0||YES|
How do I contact my nearest New York DMV office?
Getting Ready for Your NY Permit Test
On the New York driver's permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about New York state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the New York Driver License Manual and cover a range of topics including parallel parking, intersections, passing, sharing the road, traffic crashes, and more. You are responsible for knowing Parts Two and Three of the driver’s manual. At least 4 of those 20 questions will be about road signs. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the New York permit test?
Although the NY driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the New York permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE NY DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you get a question wrong, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE NY DMV marathon test and NY DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an New York learner’s permit?
No, driver’s education is not needed in order for you to be eligible for a New York permit. However, you will need a take a driver’s education course or pre-licensing class before you take the road test.
Is there a mobile New York DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the New York DMV Test?
There are 20 questions on the New York DMV permit exam. Four of those questions are specifically about road signs.
What's the passing mark for the New York DMV Test?
You must get at least 14 out of 20 questions right with at least 2 of those questions being about road signs in order to pass the New York DMV permit test.
Taking Your NY Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in New York?
To sign up for your permit test in New York, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply. Find out more at https://dmv.ny.gov/offices.
Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in New York.
It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the Offices page here.
How do I pass the New York permit test?
To pass your New York permit test, you are expected to know New York traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the New York Driver License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There will be 20 questions on the exam. You must score at least 14 out of 20 to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s book during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my New York permit test, what should I do?
If you fail your test, don’t stress out, you can retake it as early as you wish. Before you retake your test, you should look over the manual again and do a few more practice tests.
I passed my New York permit test! Now what?
Congratulations! After you pass your written test, you must wait 6 months before applying for the road test. In the meanwhile, you can start to practice driving with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age or older. Before you can take your road test, you need to accumulate at least 50 hours of road time practice and have at least 5 hours of pre-licensing driver’s class or have taken a driver’s education course at a high school or college. Upon completion of your course, you will receive Form MV-278 or the Student Certificate of Completion (Form MV-285).
With a New York learner’s permit, you may:
- Drive within New York City (5 boroughs) and Long Island between 5am and 9pm with a parent, legal guardian or driving education training instructor who is at least 21.
- Drive in all the other counties during all hours as long as it is with a licensed driver over 21.
- NOT drive in a road test area, on a street in a park in New York, or under any tunnel or bridge that is under the jurisdiction of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, or on the Cross County, Hutchinson River, Saw Mill River, or Toconic State parkways in Westchester County.
When can I take my road test?
After you pass your written test, you must wait 6 months before applying for the road test. In the meanwhile, you can start to practice driving with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age or older. Before you can take your road test, you need to accumulate at least 50 hours of road time practice and have at least 5 hours of pre-licensing driver’s class or have taken a driver’s education course at a high school or college. Upon completion of your course, you will receive Form MV-278 or the Student Certificate of Completion (Form MV-285).
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in New York with a permit?
If you only hold a learners permit, you must have a licensed driver age 21 or older in the front seat with you at all times.
- You can drive within New York City (5 boroughs) and Long Island between 5am and 9pm with a parent, legal guardian or driving education training instructor who is at least 21.
- You can drive in all the other counties during all hours as long as it is with a licensed driver over 21.
- You cannot drive in a road test area, on a street in a park in New York, or under any tunnel or bridge that is under the jurisdiction of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, or on the Cross County, Hutchinson River, Saw Mill River, or Toconic State parkways in Westchester County.
New to New York
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to New York from another state？
If you already hold a license in your home state, you have 30 days to trade in your out of state license for a new New York license. No road test is required.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in New York?
If you have a permit from another state, you have limited driving privileges while driving in New York:
- You must obey the rules of your home state and New York State.
- You can not drive if you are under the age of 16.
- Your out of state permit cannot be exchanged for a NYS permit.
- Your permit cannot be used for the road test.
- You must apply for a NYS learner’s permit and driver’s license.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to New York?
If you have further questions regarding driving in New York, you should contact NYS DMV. They can be reached at 1-518-474-8390 or you may go online to https://dmv.ny.gov/contact-us/contact-us.